05 juin 2019

Trois superbes Mandalas du Tibet Oriental-Chine, c. 18° siècle chez Cornette de Saint Cyr

L'un des trois mandalas in situ dans l'appartement de Josette et Théo Schulmann. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Lot 40. Mandala d'Avalokiteshvara (Avalokitevara), Tibet Oriental-Chine, c. 18° siècle. Détrempe sur toile, 143 x 103 cm. Estimation: €12,000 - €18,000. Adjugé 10 400 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. L'aspect ekadashamukha (à onze têtes et quatre paires de bras) du bodhisattva de la compassion occupe le centre de la composition, debout au caeur d'un lotus épanoui sur les pétales... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2019

A Rare Limestone Head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century

Lot 3034. A Rare Limestone Head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century: H 39cm. Estimate HKD 900,000 - 1,200,000 (USD 114,633 - 152,844). Lot sold HKD 1,062,000 (USD 135,267). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: 1. Yamanaka & Co., Tokyo, 19322. A Private Japanese Collection, and thence by descent3. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5 April 2015, lot.2930. Exhibited: Sekai Kobijutsu Dai Tenrankai [Expo of World antiques], Yamanaka & Co. and Tokyo Bijutsu Club, Nihon Bijutsu... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2019

A sandstone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century

Lot 36. A sandstone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century; 30 in. (76.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 425,000. Christie's Images Ltd 2015 Clad in a short sampot carved with parallel pleats and secured with a jeweled belt and with a double-butterfly sash in front, his rounded face with delicately outlined lips and long pendulous earlobes, the hair arranged in a conical topknot centered by a diminutive figure of... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' limestone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty (550-618)

Lot 562.  A 'huanghuashi' limestone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty (550-618). Height 12 5/8  in., 32.1 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity carved in the round with a slender physique and gently rounded face, the proper right arm bent at the elbow with the hand raised beside the chest, the left arm at the side and holding a covered vase, the sashes falling in folds from the narrow shoulders and the dhoti clinging to the body in the... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

An important framed paubha depicting Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, circa 1300

Lot 36. An important framed paubha depicting Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, circa 1300. Dimensions: 65 x 53 cm. (25 5/8 x 20 7/8 in.), encadré. Estimate EUR 300,000 - EUR 400,000. Price realised EUR 391,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Il est représenté assis en lalitasana sur une base lotiforme placée sur un trône. Ses mains principales sont en dharmacakramudra, les autres rayonnant autour de lui. Il est vêtu de dhoti, paré de bijoux. Son visage est emprunt d'une expression sereine. Il... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2018

'Elegance Personified: a pair of Tang standing Bodhisattvas' at Christie's New York, 13 - 14 September

Elegantly outftted in the sumptuous trappings of an Indian prince of old, these compelling sculptures represent bodhisattvas 菩薩,1 benevolent beings who have attained enlightenment 菩提 but who have selfessly postponed entry into nirvana 涅槃 in order to assist other sentient beings—有情 or 眾生—in gaining enlightenment.2 Bodhisattvas are presented in the guise of an early Indian prince, a reference to Siddhartha Gautama’s worldly status before he became the Historical Buddha Shakyamuni 釋迦牟尼佛, implying that... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2018

Avalokiteshvara, Tibet, ca 18e siècle

Lot 65. Avalokiteshvara, Tibet, ca 18e siècle. Détrempe sur toile. 44 x 31 cm. Estimation 4 000 € - 6 000 €. Résultat 5 000 €. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Belle représentation du bodhisattva de la compassion sous son aspect àonze têtes, (Ekadashamukha). Il est figuré debout, avec quatre paires de bras maintenant entre autres, la roue, l'arc et la flèche, le vase et une fleur de lotus. A ses pieds, reposent diverses offrandes et objets symboliques.  A fine Tibetan thangka of Avalokiteshvara, circa 18th... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2018

A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century

    Lot 25. A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century; 25 in. (63.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 8,229,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Standing with his right hand in varadamudra and a lotus blossoming at his left shoulder, dressed in a short, thin dhoti secured by a beaded belt with pendant ribbon, adorned with the sacred thread and sash hanging across the hips, the face with... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara , Tibet, 18th century

Lot 215. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara , Tibet, 18th century. Hauteur: 39 cm. (15 3/8 in.). Estimate EUR 12,000 - EUR 18,000. Price realised EUR 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. La divinité à onze têtes est représentée debout sur un triple socle lotiforme. Ses deux mains principales sont jointes devant sa poitrine, ses huit autres bras rayonnant autour de lui, chacun tenant un attribut. Il est vêtu de robes brodées et bijoux précieux ; petit choc, socle en bois. ... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2018

Six Dynasties Art from the Norman A. Kurland Collection (Part one) at Eskenazi

This exhibition features a superb selection of Six Dynasties art (220 to 581 AD) assembled over four decades by Norman A. Kurland, a renowned film and television agent. His focused and scholarly eye has led him to form perhaps the best collection of Six Dynasties art in private hands. The thirty-eight pieces in the current exhibition, though limited primarily to the fifth and sixth centuries, range widely in material – stone sculptures, earthenware figures, gilt-bronze metalwork and glazed ceramics. Highlights include rare examples of... [Lire la suite]